Sydney – Tuesday 8th May
8:30 AM – Registration
9:15 AM – Introduction – Inside Retail, State of Play – Catherine van der Meulen
As the leader in retail news and insights, Inside Retail unpacks the current retail climate and the forecast for the future through the lense of trends in corporate health, making informed decisions and the industries that are outperforming the ASX average.
9:25 AM – Differentiation Study presented by CommBank – Jeremy Macey
CommBank has been out and about drawing insights from 500 retailers and 1500 consumers to create a deep dive into Differentiation in Retail. Highlighting what differentiation activity is prevalent in retail today and how this resonates with customers and whether retailers are meeting the expectations of customers when it comes to differentiated experiences.
10:05 AM – John Batistitch – How Amazon and Alibaba are Redefining Retail
10:35 AM – Routes to Market Panel
This dynamic panel discussion will look at multiple routes to market from marketplace, online, bricks and mortar and the how to support these decisions with data driven insights.
- Nati Harpaz, CEO Catch Group
- Danny Gilligan, Co founder Reinventure
- Claire Morris, Co- founder Prezzee
- Natasha Ritz, Brand Lead, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
11:05 AM – Morning Tea
11:30 AM – Round Table discussions
The Round Table discussions are hosted in rotation giving every attendee the opportunity to connect and engage with each of the discussions. The sessions are dynamic and engaging. Expect to get involved, share business cards and contribute to a robust conversation.
- CommBank – Closing the gap with the smart use of data
- Linked In – Arianne Ritz – Cut through the noise with your content marketing
- Fluent Commerce – Jamie Cairns – Battleground convenience: how to be the easiest and fastest to shop with
1:00 PM – Business Matchmaking Lunch
Grab a lunch box and meet someone new by connecting with people beyond your round table discussion groups.
1:45 PM – Millennial Workforce Forum with 10 Millenials hosted by Hays Recruitment
Bringing together 10 Millennials from the Australian workforce in an open discussion and forum to gauge insights on Talent Acquisition, New roles, Management and Digitisation in the Workplace.
2:15 PM – Fireside Chat – Vanessa Tindale – Supré Foundation – creating the emotional connection to build a brand with purpose
With a deep dive into the Supré Foundation, this Fireside chat shares how an authentic voice, standing up for what they believe and practicing what they preach has created a brand with purpose.
2:35 PM – Active Workshop – ‘Peaking the peaks’
- How SurfStitch & PeriscoPe used data & insights to maximise marketing effectiveness during peak periods.
- Martin Corr and Clover Chambers, PeriscoPe Co Founders, Dane Patterson, Surfstitch
3:35 PM – The Journey from data zero to data hero, Aaron Wallis, Lexer
You can have the best data and tools in the world, but if people don’t know how to do things with them, it’s not a data-culture, it’s information technology.
In this presentation, we’ll take you through the five most common stages of data culture that we’ve observed in the industry today, and how we’re seeing companies fast-track their progress to the next level.
3:55 PM – Why education is important when disrupting an industry? Claire Morris, Prezzee
Understanding an untouched industry like digital gift cards has highlighted for Prezzee that education is the key to disrupting an industry by taking consumers along the journey and changing behaviours to gain authority and cred.
4:15 PM – Top 5 Google tips to support Retailers win in the latest digital world – Colin Barnard, Google
4:45 PM – Closing Remarks – Catherine van der Meulen, Inside Retail
*Please note that the agenda is ever evolving, please refer back over the coming weeks for speakers and topics being updated